Why Is Data Discovery a Big Deal?Because it’s one solution to a very big, Big Data management pain. It’s the search through huge volumes of information, which provides business users with relevant information expressed in business terms.The biggest challenge of Big Data is that more information arrives every day. It doesn’t stop. And there are fewer data professionals to find, wrangle and analyze it. These days, business users replace data specialists in a less structured, question-and-answer approach to data discovery. Now, the focus is on getting relevant answers to business questions with minimal IT help.(more…)
In our previous post, we described what business users could accomplish during data discovery, selection and analysis. We used the TIBCO Spotfire, Tableau Desktop and Hortonworks Platform tools to show how business users can build serious data scientist chops without a PhD. This time, we complete the workflow by reviewing the platform’ data visualization and sharing capabilities.
Visualize DataA visual summary of information makes it easy to recognize patterns and outliers in large data sets. Visualization software has been around for a while. But modern analytics platforms take visualization to new levels of data processing power, versatility and user convenience.(more…)
Did you watch the CFP Championship this past Monday? We did! And also compiled geolocated, sentiment-scored tweets throughout the Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Oregon Ducks second half of the game, into this Tableau data Read more…
Not long ago, we ran a post describing how business users can learn to become data scientists. No, we didn’t resort to spells or incantations. Instead, we described tools, capabilities and best practices that help analysis-minded business users get insight directly from their data.In this seven-part series, we’re devoting a post to each of the six enablers mentioned in our earlier post.First up: the most advanced self-service capabilities business users can perform on leading Big Data analytics platforms.